International Dinner by ESN UOPA facebook event cover photo
City: 
Patras
Date of the event: 
Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 - 19:00 to 22:00
What is the main cause of the activity?: 
Type of the Event: 
Description of the event: 
This was an International Dinner event that we regularly organise during our Introduction Week in order to bring the international community of Erasmus students and ESNers together, to embrace the cultural diversity of the group through our traditional food and music. However we have one more objective in mind, to make our events environmentally sustainable and promote the elimination of unnecessary waste, especially single-use plastics. In order to achieve this, we encouraged the participants to bring their own multiple use plate, cutlery and cup to use during the dinner and charged a small fee for providing single-use items to those that didn't bring them, in order to discourage them from using more than one single-use plate and cup. In addition, the food that was left over at the end of the event was given to a charity, instead of thrown away. This way we managed to significantly reduce the waste that was produced during the event, as well as promote the cause of sustainability and encourage the participants to adopt good practices for environmental protection.
Type of participants: 
ESNers
International Students
Local Community
Total Number of ESNers participating in the activity: 
15
Total Number of International Students participating in the activity: 
40
Total Number of local participants participating in the activity: 
0
Have people with disabilities attended the event?: 
No
Did you cooperate with other organisations for this event?: 
No